UK and Ireland apprenticeship scheme

If you’re looking for a great place to start a career in our industry, we hire talented self-starters with the motivation to help make the difference on exciting projects and programmes.

Apprentice schemes

As an apprentice at Turner & Townsend, you will have the opportunity to study to degree level whilst gaining work experience and completing our internal development programme. Typically you will work full time four days a week and attend university or college one day per week.

During your five year apprenticeship, you will be provided with a development pathway that is aligned to your academic study, our internal competency frameworks and supporting professional frameworks, including RICS and APM.

The programme is designed to:

  • Develop you to become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career
  • Support your academic study and give you first-hand experience
  • Provide a training schedule to support and capture your learning and development needs and achievements
  • Be a learning tool document to track and report progress of your capabilities

By the end of the programme, we expect you to be at the same level as a graduate who has completed the graduate development programme.

We currently offer the following apprenticeships:

  • Cost and commercial management (Quantity Surveying) Level 6
  • Project management Level 6

We expect everyone to study to degree level over the course of their development programme. Project Management candidates may need to start on a level 4 and progress to the level 6 (degree level) if the apprenticeship is not approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships in time for delivery in September 2018. 

What we are looking for

The apprentices we recruit are strategic, analytical thinkers who see solutions where others see challenges. They come from diverse backgrounds, a genuine enthusiasm for how the world works, and a love for learning on the job.

Some of the qualities we look for are:

  • Commercial thinkers
  • Strong communicators
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Motivation for the scheme you have applied for (Cost Management, Project Management etc)

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be 18 years old by the time you are due to start in September 2018
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • You must be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes the UK, and have been resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years before the start of learning or
  • A non-EEA citizen with the right to live in the UK and have been resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning
  • You must have 5 GCSEs grades A* - C including Maths and English
  • You must have 3 A Levels or equivalent at grade B or above or a level 3 apprenticeship in a related discipline

Application process

If you're ready to make that first step towards a career with Turner & Townsend, see the application process below. 

Step 1 – Online application

Submit CV and complete online application questions. It is here that you will need to tell us your chosen location as well as decide on the programme you are applying for.

Step 2 – Video interview

If your online application is successful, you will be asked to complete a video interview.

Step 3 – Assessment centre

If you are successful at video interview you will be invited to an assessment centre in one of our offices. The day will focus on different competencies along with your motivation for Turner & Townsend and the programme you have applied for.

Step 4 – On-boarding

If you are made an offer to join one of our programmes, you will need to complete the on-boarding process. At this stage you will be made aware of the team you will be working in, as well as the location.

Hints and tips

  • Research the different programmes and the company so you know what you are applying for
  • Make sure your contact details are correct and your CV is up to date
  • Apply on time and don’t miss deadlines
  • Prepare in advance of your interview, look at our projects that we are currently working on
  • Act in a professional manner and wear business attire
  • Plan your journey make sure you arrive with plenty of time
  • Think of questions you might want to ask at interview stage
  • Take your time, think about your answers

Remember this process is as much for you as it for us, use this opportunity to find out more about the role and the company so you are confident you have made the right choice. 

Key dates:

  • Applications open – 20 February 2018
  • Applications close – April 2018
  • Programme starts – September 2018

For further information contact:

Apprentice recruitment